Autopsy provides new details about student's shooting death
Thu, 05 Jan 2012 23:33:41 GMT —
Preliminary autopsy results are providing new information about the death of a Cummings Middle School students.
According to initial reports, authorities said 15-year-old Jaime Gonzalez was shot in the chest and in the back of the head on Wednesday morning.
A police officer fatally shot the eighth grade student following reports that he had a gun and after he refused to obey police orders.
Gonzalez died at the Valley Baptist Medical Center in Brownsville a short time after the officer-involved shooting.
Although three shots had been fired, preliminary autopsy results released on Thursday show that Gonzalez died from two gunshot wounds.
One gunshot wound was in his chest while the other was in his abdomen.
According to the autopsy, a wound to the back of his head was from when Gonzalez fell.
Authorities are waiting on lab results to determine if the teen was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the incident.